Skip to comments.Texas Passes 'Merry Christmas' Bill to Protect Holidays from Political Correctness
Posted on 05/26/2013 8:01:15 PM PDT by Coleus
According to Fox News in Austin, the legislation (HB 308), introduced by Rep. Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) and dubbed The Merry Christmas Bill, received overwhelming approval in the state house, by a margin of 145-2, and was passed unanimously in the state senate, 29-0. The bill will now be sent to Gov. Rick Perry (R) for his signature.
I was a little flabbergasted and a little upset that weve become so politically correct that we cant call a federal holiday by its name, Bohac said. Teachers have enough on their plate to worry about the school districts going to be sued or if they can call a Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
Bohac said there are two pending lawsuits in Texas related to the use of traditional holiday greetings in schools. Tales from Christmas Past provides stories, posted on the bills website, submitted by citizens who write of oppression and threats of firings against teachers if they say, Merry Christmas, to students or exchange cards or gifts at school.
However, Linda Bridges, president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers, which opposed the bill, questioned the importance of the legislation.
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I sure hope thus is for real and not satire. Texas’ new slogan - the last Common Sense State.
It’s good to know sane places like Texas exist.
It’s about time the bullying of the majority by some simple turd that got offended was stopped.
Gotta Love Texas. Certain the song is correct.
We all know that it’s not really that they’re offended as much as its athiests getting to slap Christians in the face with an attorney present because they weren’t loved by Godly parents.
The only entity besides Christian churches and Russell Peters to call it Christmas.
If it is so unimportant, why are you spending time on it, you hypocritical azz?!
On the one hand, good for Texas...but on the other, has it really come to this in America?
Shouldn’t it be the “Feliz Navidad” bill?
This is a good partial antidote to “The Curse of Obamanation.”
God bless ya, Texas! And Merry Christmas, too.
I had a friend and colleague who is an Orthodox Jew who would wish the Christians in the office Merry Christmas, I suspect in part to tweak the PC leftards.
Opposed the bill but questioned its importance....
And I have no doubt the irony is completely lost on this simple scumbag.
Maybe Texas will pass a law outlawing the teachers unions.
I hope whatever they’ve got in Texas is catching.
Good on your friend!
I’m proud of Texas; glad the legislators have stood up and said “thus far and no farther”.
(We refer to the holiday by its proper name (Easter, Christmas, etc) and say “merry Christmas” at tbe branch of my company that is here in texas; the branch of it in one of the blue states doesn’t do that..... im glad I’m not THERE)
Careful, it is scary in there.
Last paragraph `splanes it...
Not satire; I downloaded it and it is on the state web site.
It IS true that companies discourage people from referring to the holiday by its proper name, and wishing people “merry christmas”.
I work for one of those firms and it always galled me....
till I moved to Texas and started at the branch of the same company here.....
everybody refers to christmas and Easter by their proper names....
It's called independence, liberty, the Bible, and guns to be sure we keep the others.